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" in the northern arabian sea. vice admiral john miller commands american naval forces in the middle east. >> there are elements of the exercise that cover maritime security operations. there are elements of the exercise that cover our ability to protect our ships from aviation assets, as well as sea- borne assets, and we are going to have a great opportunity to understand how all of it works. >> reporter: but these types of so-called "maritime security operations" could easily morph into full-blown war, according to alireza nader of the rand corporation. >> there's high potential for escalation between the united states and iran. if iran mines the strait of hormuz, then the united states would have to clear it. but to do so, the u.s. has to also consider iran's other military assets-- for example, air defense. and once you start hitting these, then a full scale war can erupt. i have a hard time imagining very limited iranian action in the strait of hormuz and a limited u.s. reaction to it. >> reporter: in a real-world situation, the u.s. would not allow the iranians to get so far as to p
, georgia congressman and civil rights icon john lewis compared some voter i.d. statutes to literacy tests and poll taxes that kept blacks from voting for years in the south. >> i've seen this before. i lived this before. too many people struggled, suffered, and died to make this possible for every american to exercise their right to vote. ( applause ) >> suarez: nationwide pennsylvania is now one of 33 states with voter identification laws. it's one of five states with strict photo i.d. laws. the statutes have spawnd at least 15 legal challenges over everything from voter i.d. to early voting to culling voter rolls. in florida, the state republican party has filed a fraud complaint against the company it hired to register voters. as of friday at least 10 counties have spotted possibly fraudulent forms turned in by the firm. back in pennsylvania another eye peel to the state supreme court remains possible. in the meantime, the new rules have already been modified, prompting new coalitions to form with the aim of helping voters navigate the confusion. for more on how voter i.d. for more on
in the fuse. >> reporter: ministry volunteer john franklin practices what he preaches. whether he's employd, as he was at the time of this july taping, running training sessions for the state department or unemployed as he was soon after, he is always looking for a job. >> because that's the nature of the job market today. if you get laid off today from a position, it could take you anywhere from nine months to two years to find another job. those lay-offs can come at any time. your phone could ring and someone could say, "we're very sorry. please pack up your things." someone will walk you out the door. i've gone through that. 0 minutes later i was out on the streets just like you see in the movies. >> reporter: you would think that with help wanted ads moving from print to the internet job searching would be easier these days but no says john franklin. it's making things harder. >> lot of people come in here with all the on-line ads, they've put dates on them and notes. they haven't heard anything back. i honestly think if you're going to be spending the bulk of your time at home doing no
the enthusiasm of these obama volunteers, national surveys of young voters show a more complex picture. john della volpe is director of polling for harvard's institute of politics. >> it's almost night and day judy. you know whereas young people four years ago were among the most enthusiastic members of the electorate. we see major dissatisfaction with the process, with the campaign and far less political engagement than we've seen four years before. >> woodruff: hoping to capitalize on that dissatisfaction, mitt romney's campaign is using new targeted smart phone applications in an effort to pull young voters toward their candidate. 21-year-old o.s.u. senior niraj antani says it's working. >> i've had people come up to me who joined college republicans who say, "listen you know i fell into the hope and change trick in 2008 and we've seen his record and we want jobs when we graduate from college and so you know we are considering voting for governor romney." >> woodruff: at last weekend's game, young fans of ohio state university's beloved buckeyes had football, not politics, on their minds.
. >> there were countless trips in and out of johns hopkins. while i'm taking care of him i'm also still taking my mom to and from her doctors' appointments. in the meantime, in many respects it net like dad just wasn't getting better but i couldn't admit it. >> ear all in here. sreenivasan: today georgia's care is paid for by both medicaid and medicare. matthew's medicaid application ipending but both of them had to spend just about everything they saved to be poor enough to qualify for medicaid. after paying for prescriptions and other medical expenses each month they keep just $74 of the check they get from social security and veterans and retirement benefits. the rest goes to the nursing home. >> i had to dump all my stock. i had to dump my life insurance policy, her life insurance policy had to be dumped. they kept money out which we could to arrange for our funeral. a gravesite. the rest of the money we turned over -- i'm not complaining that's the way the game is. but now we're totally dependent on medicaid. >> sreenivasan: their story is all too familiar, according to matt. >> anyone of us
barack obama lost by 19 points to john mccain. whether you carry a swing state or not depends more than whether you carry a town or not. it's cheaper to advertise in colorado springs than it is in a place by denver. losing by five fewer points in colorado springs is as useful to barack obama as winning by five more points in denver. >> ifill: you're spending time on the ground in colorado springs. you're taking like water from a fire hose. you're taking the intake here. what do voters who live there who are getting this kind of assault, what do they say? >> they hate it. i spoke to a romney volunteer who phone banks. he's he makes more than 300 calls. he's happy to call a home during the dinner hour but he's driven nuts by these ads. you can't stand watching them. the ads are not designed for him. something close to 95% of voters have made up their mind. the ads are designed for the 5% or so of voters who are still undecided. if you can get all but 5% of people to throw their remote control to the tv screen and the 5% pay attention and you win them over that may be worth the millions of
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